Filleigh break records + Collins sparks Kilmington exodus + B&P back on bottom

Phil Collins - star man for Seaton against Kilmington
Phil Collins - star man for Seaton against Kilmington

BARNSTAPLE & Pilton are back on the bottom of the C Division East after losing by 41 runs to visiting Feniton.

Feniton made 184 for seven in their 45 overs – Jon Pyle negotiating spinners George McEndoo (3-46), Steve Moore (1-13) and Henry McEndoo (1-25) for a top score of 40.

Barnstaple & Pilton would have fancied their chances at 111 for three in reply – then it all went pear shaped.

Six wickets went for 26 runs and B&P collapsed to 143 all out.

Barnstaple & Pilton and Axminster share bottom spot on 141 points. Both need to get past Countess Wear (151) in the first instance to reach safety.

Key for Feniton were knocks from Graham Tucker (32) and Matt

Kingdon (29), which got them up to 90 for three.

Adam Ramcharran chipped in with 29 then Pyle and Charlie Selley (17) put on 44.

Tom Popham (36), Jack Moore (27) and Andy Fewings (16) appeared to have given B&P a platform by reaching 94 for two.

Wickets tumbled – four run-outs didn’t help B&P – and with Selly and Matt Davies trousering two wickets each it  was all over early.

Barum are at home to promotion wanabees Cullompton this Saturday.

AXMINSTER dragged Countiess Wear down into the relegation mire with a six-wicket win over their co-strugglers at Winslade Park.

Coutness Wear were in all sorts of trouble at 44 for five after an early going over from Ben Fuzzard (4-10).

Dave Harkness (38) and Carl Downes (33) put on 74 for the sixth wicket – and Downes carried on until he was eighth out at 140.

Axminster lost opener Mike Wakley in the second over, which brought skipper Paul Miller in earlier than expected.

Miller batted through for an unbeaten 77 as Axminster chased the 157 needed to win with nine overs to spare.

The vital stands were those 55 with Fuzzard (24) and 51 with Alan Ostler, who was unbeaten on five.

Axminster are joint bottom with Barnstaple & Pilton, who lost to Feniton. Countess Wear are 10 points above the bottom two.

CLYST Hydon sprung the shock of the day in the C Division West when they beat Cullompton by six wickets in the derby date at Landspeed Meadow.

Clyst Hydon have been dicing with the drop all season while Cullompton had clambered up into promotion contention on the back of a three-match winning run.

Hydon are now two places and 13 points clear of the bottom two. Cullompton are still second, but only because Filleigh beat Uplyme & Lyme Regis to stop  the Seasiders going past them.

The downside is Filleigh are only seven points behind Cully now having won five on the trot themselves.

Jason Parr had a top score of 67 for Cullompton in their total of 191 all out.

Having been 150 for four with James Blackmore (24) and Jack Grandfield (25) settled, Cully will have been disappointed with their total.

Oz Besley upset the applecart by removing Blackmore then Grandfield. Dhanuj Haturusingha (3-17) and Zain Ul-Abiddin (2-36) picked off the rest.

Cully had some encouragement as Lee Nessling (2-34) removed Ian Sutton andf Richard Martin, but an 83-run stand between Mike Cliff (51) and Haturusingha (40) put Hydon on their way.

There was a brief hiatus when Cliff then Haturusingha went three runs apart, but nothing that couldn’t be sorted by Clint Lewis (28no) and Sinthuran Thevaraj (35no).

FILLEIGH had a good go at re-writing the C Division East record books in their 208-run win at Uplyme.

Opening batsman Justin Saker slammed 176 off 109 balls – 17 fours, eight sixes – on Feniton’s way to 370 for four in 45 overs.

Saker’s score wasn’t a new record for the division, as David Court made 179 for Feniton against Filleigh on the opening day of the season. It was a good effort though!

Saker and Harley Ashdown (67) clattered 177 for the third wicket – and that was a new record. Court and Adam Ramcharran had made 169 against Filleigh on day one.

Finally, Filleigh’s total of 370 for four was a new record for the division, surpassing Kentisbeare’s 360 for four against Barnstaple & Pilton in 2105.

Filleigh only just missed out on breaking that record seven days earlier when they made 356 for three in the win over Clyst Hydon.

Skipper Simon Prideaux blasted 55 not out off 31 balls just to pile more misery on Uplyme.

Only Mike van den Berg – one for 30 off nine – posted respectable bowling figures for Filleigh.

Uplyme were all out for 118 in the 27th over – their last five wickets going for 15 runs as James Marsh (3-15) finished what had been started by others, among them Kieran Jarrett (2-28) and Jack Brazier (2-7).

Marsh took the last two wickets in successive balls. He is playing football this Saturday – no hat-trick for him on successive Saturdays – but Jon Hickman is back for the tussle with Countess Wear.

Filleigh go into the game third in the table, seven points behind second-placed Cullompton.

KILMINGTON must have been sick of the sight of Seaton’s Phil Collins after they lost by 67 runs to the divisional leaders.

Seaton totalled 208 for nine in their 45 overs – Joel Seward hitting a top score of 56.

Stands of 54 between Seward and John Waterhouse (23) and 43 between Seward and Ben Morgan (20) got Seaton up to 134 for five.

Wickets fell to Brett Garner (4-38) and Tom Olive (3-34) as Seaton lost their focus and slumped to 166 for nine.

Last man Collins hit 32 unbeaten to keep Kilmington in the field longer than they wanted.

Kilmington skipper Tom Gooding made 48 of the first 61 on the board and with Matt Rockett (29) chipping in, the home side were well placed at 98 for three having seen off Morgan (2-17).

It all went wrong in the time it took Kilmington to slump from 111 for four to 118 for eight. Collins with five for 25 was at the thick of it.

The tail lingered for a while before Kersley Sutton and Collins finished them off.

Seaton are at home to Clyst Hydon this Saturday. Kilmington go to Uplyme.